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Four policemen attached to the Special Anti Robbery Squad, Lagos Police Command, have been remanded in Prison, in Benin City, Edo State, for allegedly killing a car dealer, Benson Obode.

The four policemen – Adedeji Adeleke (33), Oniyo Musa (35), Abena John (33) and Henry Shobowale (32) came to Edo State to investigate a report on a stolen car and arrested the late Obode on May 21.

The Nation gathered that it took the family of the deceased 63 days to locate the mortuary where his corpse was deposited.

The ATM card of the deceased was collected and over N200,000 was withdrawn from the account.

The state’s Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, who briefed journalists on the incident, said the four police were arrested after Homicide Detectives from Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department were ordered to take over the case.

Ezike said the four policemen were tried, dismissed from the Force and charged for murder on October 19.

He said the case file has been forwarded to the Department of Public Prosecution for legal advice.

The commissioner who paraded 52 suspected kidnappers, armed robbers and cultists, urged a fleeing notorious kidnapper, Arikpo Nwagbara, to report to the nearest police station.

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